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The deputy registrar at Federal Polytechnic Mubi, who also serves as the security chief, said he saw no evidence that Sunday's attack that killed 40 people was related to an election at the campus. Some officials believe Boko Haram carried out the attack.
The Joint Task Force killed 35 Boko Haram fighters during clashes in Damaturu on Sunday and Monday. Sixty suspected Boko Haram fighters were also detained during the operation.
Boko Haram fighters assassinated the attorney general of the state of Borno. In Bauchi, Boko Haram fighters killed the former chief of the prison service.
Security officials said that Abul Qaqa and another senior Boko Haram leader may have been killed during a raid in Kano. Abdul Qaqa has been reported killed and captured in the past.
Boko Haram gunmen attacked a military checkpoint in Maiduguri; troops killed seven militants in return fire and arrested 13 more. The remaining gunmen fled. Police will guard mobile phone masts after 24 of them were destroyed by Boko Haram, which said the masts were used to track its fighters.
Suspected Boko Haram militants destroyed at least 24 mobile phone masts in the northern Nigerian cities of Kano, Maiduguri, Gombe, and Bauchi, the first such attacks by the group. Boko Haram gunmen also killed 16 people, including a Yobe state government official in Damaturu.
Boko Haram is suspected of killing a government official and a law professor in Maiduguri. Both men were shot in the head. Boko Haram has not commented on the attack.
Suspected Boko Haram fighters killed a policeman and two civilians, and burned down a police station and a church in New Marte. "Terrorists' killed two civilians in Maiduguri.
The governor of Yobe urged the residents of Damaturu, the state capital, not to flee in the face of the Boko Haram threat. The government said that Algeria and Mauritania are needed to resolve the Islamist takeover of northern Mali.
Personal records and data for over 60 members of Nigeria's domestic intelligence agency were posted on the Internet. Boko Haram mentioned the data in a recent threat. The al Qaeda-linked group has already killed over 660 people in Nigeria this year.